Summary: This Zibot will automatically transfer files uploaded within your Google Drive or Dropbox folder into the selected FTP location. The FTP Zibot can be used in a single flow or as part of a multi-step flow.

Where is the feature setup? The FTP Zibot can be applied inside the Zibot step when creating or amending a Flow. Ziflow is able to automatically transcode uploaded video files based on your cloud storage events.

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FTP Event configuration

Before you create your first automation, you'll need to connect your Google Drive/Dropbox personal/Dropbox Businesses. Start by entering the Connect tab and pressing a Create flow button located in the right upper corner of a dashboard. Name your flow (eg. Backup every uploaded to our FTP server) and select previously added cloud storage connection. Alternatively, you can add a new cloud connection from this page as well.

Next, select type of the event that is going to trigger the automation:

There are 3 types of events who can choose from (4th one which is New folder is created is dedicated for other Zibots)

  1. File is added to a folder - select this event if you want to backup files that are being added to the storage

  2. File is modified - select this event if you want to backup files that are being modified (eg. name is changed)

  3. File is deleted - select this event if you want to backup files that are removed from the storage

Let's now Set up details for your event. Please see "Understanding event settings" for more information.

The above settings let you narrow down files that will trigger the automation later on. You can decide which files, uploaded where and by whom will trigger later actions. Once you're done with adjusting the trigger settings, click the Next button and proceed with Zibot configuration.


FTP Zibot Configuration

You'll be presented with a list of available Zibots, select the Send via FTP option.

When you select the Send via FTP action as part of your flow, you will see the following window.

  1. Source file - Ziflow is asking what the input file will be ie. the file you want to be sent via FTP. You have two options.
    File that triggered this flow - this means a file or folder that is moved/changed or created in a certain location is the source file.
    File that is the result of the previous action - this option will become available if you have set up a multi-stage flow. It is basically asking if the input file will be coming from a previous action in the flow.

  2. FTP Details - This is where you enter the FTP details for connection:
    A. Host: Enter the host address typically it should look something like this http://ftp.example.com
    B. Login: This is where you enter your login to the FTP server you are connecting with. If you have not been provided a login try using “anonymous”
    C. Password: Enter the FTP server password (if it has one)
    D. Target Folder: Target folder is where you want the file to be uploaded inside the targets directory eg. /FTP/Files_From_XX
    E. Port: By default, Ziflow will enter Port 21 as that is the standard port allocated to FTP. If your FTP host has provided an alternative port number to use then simply enter it here.
    F. Test Connection: This useful button allows you to check all the FTP details are all correct and establish if Ziflow can reach the FTP destination server. You will either get a green “Success” message or a red “Error” message.


Additional information:

  • Please Note: The FTP details listed above are standard FTP settings that are required to establish an FTP connection. If you do not have any of the information above and you are getting an error when you test the connection then you will need to find out these settings from the host of the FTP server and ensure they are entered correctly. If you still have issues then please contact Ziflow support who will rule out any issues on the Ziflow end.


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